The Lighthouse IT Podcast - July 2nd, 2021
MyBook Live Owners wake up to find their NAS Devices Wiped Clean
A little over a week ago, users woke up to find their NAS boxes completely empty. Apparently, a script was run that triggered a factory reset of the devices.
Fast forward a few days and we receive a bit more info. What appeared to be a bug, may actually be an attack!
Initially, the script that was processed required user credentials to execute the system restore process, but interestingly, a developer (whether for testing or laziness) commented that part out.
Attackers using a posted vulnerability to the NAS devices were able to trigger the script with a fair bit of ease. The posted vulnerability was left unpatched because it was discovered 3 years after the devices were considered End of Support.
WD is recommending unplugging the device or disconnecting it from the internet and appears to be offering upgrade credits to the latest WD My Cloud device.
NewsGuard - The Pros and Cons
"A way to protect brands by keeping ads off unreliable news websites"
- What constitutes as unreliable?
- Would a new news site be marked as unreliable?
Nearly half of all ads on fake news sites come from Google, study finds.
Check My Ads cofounder stated: “At the end of the day, if you’re not checking your ads regularly, and if you don’t get clear, up-to-date dashboard-level information about what is getting blocked and why, you’re not in control.”
Windows 11 - I guess Windows 10 wasn't the last Windows OS
From Microsoft's website, "Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps."
- Android apps
- Microsoft Teams built into the OS
- Easily create virtual desktops
- Snap layouts/groups
- New sounds and UI overhaul
- We can only hope they keep Control Panel
- Removing support for 32bit
- Trusted Platform Module
Release date is the 2021 holiday season, so who knows how many people will actually be able to make the change.
You can check your compatibility here.
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